- Marine Charters, Sales & Service
Founded by Gordon "Gordy" Whowell and family in 1955 as a seasonal Boat Ride and Rental operation. The tradition of providing fun in the sun on Geneva Lake started by Gordy over 63 years ago, continues today, now with the 3rd generation, Gordy's grandsons Steele & Tom Whowell.
Headquarted in Fontana, WI, Gordy's Lakefront Marine has grown from a small, upstart business in 1955 to a diversified company consisting of a Marina, Cobalt, Mastercraft, & Everglades boat sales, Service, and Storage, Boat Rental, Boat Clubs, Ski and Wakeboard School, a Pro Shop specialty retail store (Home of the world famous Gordy Gear), The Boat House Bar & Restaurant and Cobalt Lounge...one of the lake's most popular gathering spots featuring a lake view as incredible as it's food and service! And, the Surf Shack...a seasonal deli and ice-cream snack shop on the shoreline at the foot of Gordy's lighthouse pier.
Gordy's Fox Lake, IL location, established in 2005, provides Cobalt & Everglades boat dealer, New & Used boat sales, "Boat Club", slips/boat storage, and a pro shop conveniently located on charming Pistakee Lake, one of several lakes on the popular Fox River Chain of Lakes.
"Exceptional Customer Service" has been our motto in all that we do for over 60 years. Let us show you, not just tell you, what Exceptional Service can be.
Enjoy the history of Gordy's as you follow the famous "Red Gordy's Jacket" (which you can only earn by working here) from 1959 thru today.
Downtown Fox Lake, Located at 36 S. IL Hwy 12, just south of Grand Avenue (next to McDonald's)